Reviewer’s Guide for VMware ThinApp 5.2 – White Paper Updated!
Welcome to the Reviewer’s Guide for VMware ThinApp 5.2. The purpose of this guide is to familiarize you with VMware ThinApp, as well as with features introduced since ThinApp 4.x. Practical exercises help you evaluate both new and ongoing key features.
This guide is for anyone who wants to install ThinApp and deploy captured applications. Typical users are system administrators responsible for the distribution and maintenance of corporate software packages. Both current and new users of ThinApp can benefit from using this guide.
Objectives: What You Will Learn
This guide introduces you to ThinApp and gives you practical exercises to evaluate the product.
Following is the overall organization of the guide.
- What is VMware ThinApp?
- Ongoing key features
- Architecture and components
- Practical exercises
Navigating This Document for VMware ThinApp Use Cases
You can navigate directly to the discussion of essential ThinApp features, some of which include accompanying practical exercises.
- ThinApp Packaging Process
- Deploy ThinApp Packages
- Update ThinApp Packages
- Use AppLink to Combine ThinApp Packages
- Use ThinApp Packages with App Volumes
- Use ThinApp Packages with Mirage
- Use ThinApp Packages with View
- Use ThinApp Packages with VMware Identity Manager™
What Is VMware ThinApp?
ThinApp virtualizes applications by encapsulating their files and registry settings into a ThinApp package, which includes one or more executable files that can be started without requiring installation. IT administrators can deploy, manage, and update these ThinApp packages independently from the underlying operating system. The virtualized applications do not make any changes to the underlying operating system and behave the same across different desktop configurations. They are also isolated from each other and from the underlying operating system. This provides a stable and consistent end-user experience.
Some use cases for ThinApp include delivering an application through removable media to remote users with laptops, or running different versions of the same application concurrently. ThinApp can be used to run legacy applications on newer operating systems.
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